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What is Sports Medicine?

What is Sports Medicine?

In orthopaedics, sports medicine is the specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries. Sports medicine is designed to help both athletes and active individuals improve performance, recover from acute and overuse injuries, and prevent future injuries.

What is The Role of a Sports Medicine Doctor?

Your body's muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, nerves, and bones are all part of the musculoskeletal system. You can experience pain or a restricted ability to perform basic motor skills if one part of this system stops fully functioning.

Sports doctors are trained to diagnose and treat issues in the musculoskeletal system. They are also experts in non-musculoskeletal athletic injuries, like concussions and head injuries, and a great source of information for:

  • Conditioning exercises and strength training safety
  • Proper nutrition and supplements
  • Promotion of a healthy lifestyle
  • Injury prevention

Resurgens physicians offer the most comprehensive sports medicine services in Georgia. While sports injuries are common in athletes and weekend warriors of all ages, 90% of sports injuries are non-surgical.

Our highly-trained physicians care for all athletic injuries whether you need medical evaluations, surgery, rehabilitation, or a conditioning routine for your specific sport.

Our team of sports medicine physicians possess the skills and knowledge to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate all types of orthopedic injuries, getting athletes and active individuals back to an active lifestyle.


When to See a Sports Medicine Physician

A sports injury can happen to anyone who exercises or plays professional or recreational sports. These injuries can be caused by accidents, improper use of equipment, poor training, being out of shape, or not being properly warmed up for activity or exercise.

If you've experienced a sprain, strain, concussion, or other sports-related injury, it may be time to schedule an appointment online with a sports medicine physician.

Common Sports-Related Injuries

Aside from concussions, exercise safety, and other non-musculoskeletal areas of sports medicine that you may see a physician for, common sports related injuries include:

  • Acute Injuries

    • Fractures

    • Ankle sprains (injuries that occurs when the ankle ligament is stretched beyond your normal range of motion)

    • Muscle strains (injuries from the overstretching or tearing of muscles)

    • Knee and shoulder injuries

  • Overuse Injuries

    • Rotator cuff injuries (injuries to the muscles and tendons that hold the upper arm bone in the shoulder socket)

    • Stress fractures

    • Different forms of tendonitis (injuries to the tissue connecting muscle to bone)

If you have an athletic injury that you're concerned about, schedule an appointment online to meet with a Resurgens sports medicine physician.


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How Resurgens Diagnoses Sports Injury Pain

Our highly-trained sports physicians have received extensive certification and training to provide the most comprehensive sports medicine care in Georgia.

Athletes' injuries are as wide ranging as the sports they play. Understanding how the injury occurred is vital to providing care when developing a treatment plan.

Resurgens' sports medicine physicians use a combination of expertise and diagnostic imaging technology - like CT Scans, MRIs, X-rays, and EMGs - to diagnose your injury. Then we schedule a 1-on-1 session to discuss your injury and develop a customized plan for your recovery.

Youth Sports Injury Prevention

We know that the best defense is a good offense. In an effort to educate young athletes about the importance of staying safe while having fun, we've partnered with Stop Sports Injuries© to provide some tips and methods for stopping injuries before they happen.

What our patients are saying

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One of the best spine surgeons in the business. Dr. Greenfield saw me after 2 prior failed surgeries to repair my lower back. I had lived with crippling back pain for 10 years. I had heard of Dr. Greenfield's expertise and I was grateful to finally see him. He rebuilt my lower back and its been 3 years since the surgery and he made sure everything went as planned. I have had the best 3 years since the surgery. Was able to work again and do all the things that I had missed doing with my family. Due to see him again shortly for a follow up. Thank you Dr. Greenfield for your expertise and caring patient manner.

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If I could give him (Dr. Sloan) a 10 , I absolutely would! Have had excellent results with his treatment plan.

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Dr. Jacob Strong has treated me for a variety of conditions, over a period of 4 years, most recently, for a large synovial cyst on my spine, as a result of DDD. Over the course of numerous appointments and treatments, Dr. Strong has proven to be a totally dedicated, and thorough healer. I have come to know him well, have observed his caring and dedication in multiple office and surgery centers. Every other patient I have encountered through my experiences has shared my view...so very grateful.

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Dr. Chachashvili was very professional and administered a multiple planned attack on my lower back pain of diagnosis, immediate relief, and follow up treatment for long term solution. I felt I was in very competent hands with the care she provided. Great Job!

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Dr. Strong is very caring doctor. He pays attention and is very thorough. I like a doctor that has the bedside manner that he has which this doctor is not all about the money he's all about the patient. That's a rare find any more!! Highly highly recommend.

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When all of others failed me, this great Dr. came to my help. He performed surgery in 2007 on my L5, since then I got my life back. He went in to bat for me when I needed it the most. I would recommend him to anybody.

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Dr. Paul Jeffords is absolutely the best! He and his Resurgens Team helped me have the best experience possible with my recent spinal surgery! I had a micro-decompression and I feel great already! He called to check on me himself! So thankful for such a caring, thoughtful doctor who is such a fantastic surgeon!!!

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A+ Dr. Beker was wonderful, personable and really took his time with me. I am pain free since my surgery. I highly recommend him.

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I had a cervical issue for a number of years and it was seriously affecting my life- as a guitarist-musician, the pain and numbness was so bad in my left arm / hand, I was virtually unable to play... after Dr. Bennett Grimm gave me ACDF surgery, I'm completely back to normal. I couldn't ask for better care and expertise than Bennett Grimm. Shout out also to Emily and Chelsey too! amazing work from Resurgens Orthopaedics... you guys totally ROCK! (D.Biemiller August '18)

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Dr. Dennis is the best doctor! Have seen many for my back but she is the first one who knew how to help me. I cannot praise her enough!

Best of - Back and Spine Care Practice
Best of - Back and Spine Care Practice
2019 Best Place for Back, Spine, or Joint Care
2019 Best Place for Back, Spine, or Joint Care
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Virtual After-Hours Access

Resurgens Orthopaedics has partnered with the HURT! app to offer FREE virtual after-hours access to orthopedic specialists right when you need it.

Download the app to receive immediate guidance on your injury.